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Exploring what acknowledgment means after there has been harm and how to work towards reconciliation as a faith community. Harry Lafond, elder from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and Deacon with the Prince Albert Roman Catholic Diocese talks about the past and future for Indigenous families. In 1867 with the passage of the Indian Act the rights of Indigen…
 
Exploring what acknowledgment means after there has been harm and how to work towards reconciliation as a faith community. What happens when two communities with different worldviews make a treaty together? Lyndon Linklater, from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner Speakers Bureau, shared Indigenous worldview, story and song with us.…
 
Exploring what acknowledgment means after there has been harm and how to work towards reconciliation as a faith community. In May WMC will be exploring what a treaty land acknowledgement can look like for us. On May 1st we explored with Heather Peters some of the questions that have already come up: How will our land acknowledgement be connected to…
 
A short stroll through any grocery store in our city will reveal that our food choices have become a lot more complicated than they used to be. With access to a global menu, what food should we be choosing to stick in our mouths? In this talk, Jared Regier will share about his journey toward food security in the city, the underlying motivations beh…
 
On Easter, calls of “Christ is Risen!” echo around the globe. This holiday lands differently for different people—what does Easter mean for you and how will you respond this year?
 
This is a suffering world and so much suffering is rooted in power. Jesus transformed how power is understood by coming to earth in human form. He was someone who dared to lower himself to raise us up! Using the image of vessels at sea, what are the privileges and responsibilities of speedboats? What does Jesus, the one who rode a donkey, teach us …
 
The familiar parable of the “Prodigal Son” contrasts being “pious” or “religious” with the "prodigal" inclusive love of our welcoming God. Who are we within this story of the feather brained fugitive child, the faithful and faultfinding brother, and the fond forgiving father?
 
Biblical writers remind us, tenderly, so many times - in liturgy, letters, and the mouths of angels – fear not, do not be afraid. How will we wrestle room in our imaginations, in our hearts, away from fear to make room for compassion? How might heavenly citizenship teach us about open-heartedness and open-handed living? Can beauty shape us into mor…
 
What do you do with a fig tree that doesn't produce figs? Cut it down because consequences matter? Or give it extra care and attention because that might just be what it needs? And beyond good gardening techniques, what about humans--do we get what we earn, or do we receive what is given?
 
Feeling surrounded, back-against-the-wall, with no way out of whatever situation you're in? Name your crisis--personal conflict, international war, pandemic impacts, natural catastrophe, systemic failure... there's more than enough of that feeling to go around these days. Moments like this have long been part of the human condition, and our spiritu…
 
This season of Lent begins with... a call to shift our priorities away from personal security. Umm... seriously?? Have you looked outside lately? This is no time to relax on the security side!!! A fair assessment of current events, true. And yet, our first glimpse of Jesus as an adult finds him in the desert, by choice, facing his vulnerabilities. …
 
Our Food Security series wraps up (for now) with a call to action. We've heard lots of good ideas, from changes to our personal food habits to volunteerism and advocacy to potential church projects. But let's be real: change is hard, and there are a few humps we'll need to get over if we're going to take action. Let's take a look at those and consi…
 
We welcomed Lisa Martens Bartel from Grovenland Farm near Drake, SK as our guest this Sunday. From Lisa: “As a farmer, my entire life is connected to the land, but it's not a love for physical labour that drew me here but a calling for justice. The concerns over food security and food justice are not just a political concern but a theological one a…
 
Food is interwoven into all parts of our community and our lives. Food Security is the the idea that "“all people, at all times, [should!] have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life" (The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization). …
 
This week's sermon calls our attention to an unusual parable in Luke 11---it seems that Jesus is in favour of waking your neighbours up in the middle of the night? The homeowner's association is definitely going to hear about this one! Actually, Jesus has a typically upside-down message about the nature of satisfaction and the purpose of prayer. Tu…
 
In response to the lawyer's question, “Who is my neighbour?” Jesus turns the question on its head and asks, “Who became the good neighbour?” Jesus asks that same question of us. So, who is our neighbour and to whom are we expected to be neighbours? Who do we serve? If we want to live right, and if we are made for togetherness, goodness, and compass…
 
How we frame our stories of uncertainty changes our experience, which changes how we interact with others, respond to our challenges, and how we show up in our world. So in uncertainty, are we stuck in a maze trying to avoid the tricks, keep our heads down, and get out before dark? Or are we walking a labyrinth, keeping on the path, smelling the ro…
 
Remember Jesus' punk rock pre-teen phase? Where he ditched his clueless parents and headed back to the festival for another few days partying with his friends? Of course the official version (Luke 2:40-52) is cleaned up a little... But still, a bold move for the future Christ. What can we learn about boldness and maturity from Jesus' rebellious str…
 
Our "four-gospel journey of growth and transformation" finally makes its way to the gospel of Luke. Now that we've answered the call, weathered the storm, and opened our eyes to the garden of God's presence...what's left? Can't we just sit in the joy of that garden for a while longer? Where does this road lead from here? And why are there stinky sh…
 
Dare to Imagine...God's Face? Over the course of recorded history, the People of God have used many different names, metaphors and images for God. Yet when God chose to come near, God chose something new and incredible to reveal their self to us. Good things come in small packages... come and see! For the full effect check out the video of this ser…
 
Sing it with me... "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!!!" Does that feel a little forced? A few too many exclamation points, a bit too much sugar, a little bit of emptiness behind the eyes of that forced smile? Yes, it's Christmas. And yes, life is still full of tragedy, trauma, fears and longings. Some big and existential, far too many l…
 
It's been a complicated couple of weeks for our congregation. Specifically, we've been navigated the hiring process for a third half-time pastor, a discordant process that resulted in the candidate withdrawing her name from consideration. Our Advent theme calls us to "Dare to Imagine...God's Embrace"--so where do we find that when we are shaken by …
 
Our Advent series begins with an invitation: "Dare to Imagine...God's Goodness." With all that is wrong about the world dominating the headlines and weighing heavy on our hearts, where can we find the hope of the Advent season? Yet from the ancient poets to the slightly-less-ancient gospels to the very real and present concerns of our time, there i…
 
This week, our delightful journey through the gospel of John's "Garden of Joy" brings us to... the cross? Yes, "there was a garden in the place where Jesus was crucified" (John 19:41)--the pain and trauma and grief of such a horrific event is right there in between the beautiful words of comfort and inspiration. Does this mean for us, on Eternity S…
 
Last weekend MCC hosted their annual Peace conference, centering themselves around the theme of Restoring Justice: exploring how to do justice better. This morning's scriptures continue to challenge us to refuse the constraints of a broken system that continuously fail the most vulnerable and declare that we are going to choose a different way forw…
 
Footwashing? As in, the ritual that some churches do once a year during Holy Week? That's about following Jesus' example in humility and service, the status and work of the servant and their master flipped upside down. That's true, but it's not the whole story. The footwashing story of John's gospel (ch 13) is also about intimacy, knowing and being…
 
Happy Halloween!... in church? Seriously, people dressed up in costumes and everything! Even the preacher, wearing a "Grim Reaper" costume to preach a sermon on Halloween, the most un-Christian of holidays. Our fundamentalist Mennonite ancestors must have been rolling over in their graves (or perhaps just lying really still so as to discourage any …
 
This Sunday our worship service is a celebration of our church's work through and with the Mennonite Central Committee! As you may recall (through the timey-wimey fog of the pandemic year that was), 2020 marked 100 years of MCC, and we celebrated that long and deep and wide history in one of our Zoom services last fall. As part of the centennial fe…
 
An influential Jewish teacher, a Samaritan woman, an ancient well, a failing water filter, the Garden of Eden. What do they have in common and who is willing to dance? Strange questions that the book of John might possibly have some answers to as we continue looking at a path of deeper wisdom. Put on your dancing shoes and follow along as Jesus con…
 
A wedding, a garden, an age-old moral quandary, and a 150 GALLONS of the best wine you can imagine--our journey through the gospel of John brings us to John 2, the "water to wine" miracle story. More than just testing out his supernatural abilities, this origin story has Jesus flipping ancient metaphors and unsettling age-old religious traditions..…
 
"In the beginning was..." The Word? The Christ? The Truth? The Dance? This week's sermon finds us back on the Four Gospel Journey to Radical Transformation (with Alexander Shaia's Heart and Mind), entering the third path in the Gospel of John. What is the nature of the universe and the nature of God, and how is it possible that those could come tog…
 
We’re back to that first question: Why church? What’s the connection between faith and deeds; faith and service? Other questions might be: Why are we on this earth? What gives meaning and purpose? What does God intend for us? And what are the connections in those questions? Listen to the words of scripture and the voices of other Christ-followers t…
 
As we resume in-person worship services for the first time in almost a year, we are paying attention to the mix of emotions and intentions swirling within and around us. Particularly noting that the pandemic is not yet finished with us and that many folks are still participating in worship primarily online. Last week we shared our Gratitude, and th…
 
As (some of us!) make a long-awaited return to in-person worship services, we begin with a service of gratitude reflecting on the many things we are thankful for from the past year-plus. Joe's sermon also considers what it means to be grateful in the middle of a crisis, when every gratitude is accompanied by a shadow.…
 
Remember coming to church in person? Getting dressed up (or at least fully dressed), leaving the house, sharing mediocre church coffee, making (or avoiding) eye contact with real humans... Well, it's almost time for that again at WMC--starting next Sunday, Sept 12. And first, tune in to hear why Joe thinks church might just be worth the effort (eve…
 
This Sunday we explore rules, boundaries, institutions: how they can serve as a grounding for our experiences of God, but how they are merely the human-made containers in which we hold our finite understandings of God.
 
"Listen: Our God is One" ~ When asked to sum up the core of faith, that's what Jesus said: God is One. And (I'm paraphrasing here...) you are One, and we all are One. Preposterous, given the trainwreck that life on this planet can seem to be sometimes... Or is it possible that we have been seeing things incompletely, missing a larger unity of which…
 
The Spiral Dynamics model describes the last fifty years as a massive shift from Orange to Green as the leading edge of Western society. Green is the space of inclusion, equality, globalism: lifting up the inherent value in each person and story. It's easy to recognize Wildwood as a generally Green church... how did we get here? And what does it me…
 
Knock-knock! (Who's there?) ORANGE! (Orange who??) Orange you glad this series is almost over??? Okay, don't answer that honestly... but yeah, this week our journey through the Spiral Dynamics model brings us to the Orange spaces of research, technology, logic and productivity. Reason and Science are often positioned as the antithesis to Faith... b…
 
This week we are taking a break from the "Faith of Many Colours" theme and will be led by David Schwinghamer and Sean Baergen in examining lessons we have learned in maintaining community through our Covid experience. What have we learned? And how can we do things better in the future?
 
Feeling Blue?? The Blue we're talking about this week in our journey through Spiral Dynamics theory is all about peace, order, and good government (hey, that's catchy). What does that have to do with faith? And did this (basic!) pastor really manage to go the whole sermon about Blue without a single Eiffel 65 reference? Join us and see! #DaBaDeeDaB…
 
Which stories have shaped our faith? Who are the people whose examples and influence we lean on? Jesus' story includes some pretty unexpected mentions... do we seek out those kinds of influences as well? This week Patrick Preheim, Co-Pastor at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, shares with us his sermon "Story Shaping Story" drawn from Matthew 1:1-17. T…
 
What Colour is your Faith? This summer at Wildwood, we're exploring the model of Spiral Dynamics as a way to understand the many different faith perspectives that are within and around all of us. Billie Eilish. Mumilaaq Taqqaq. Hannah Gadsby. (Yup, we are shamelessly celebrity name-dropping to clickbait you into checking out this week's sermon.) Bu…
 
What Colour is your Faith? This summer at Wildwood, we're exploring the model of Spiral Dynamics as a way to understand the many different faith perspectives that are within and around all of us. Week 2 on the Spiral brings us to Purple: How do I get what I need in a world that is beyond my understanding, let alone my control? Grab your magic wands…
 
What Colour is your Faith? This summer at Wildwood, we're exploring the model of Spiral Dynamics as a way to understand the many different faith perspectives that are within and around all of us. Up first is "Beige: Primal Faith." Stayin' alive, stayin' alive, oh, oh, oh, oh Stayin' aLIIIIIIVE......
 
I thought Easter was supposed to be a celebration of the Risen Christ! So why is everybody so quiet at the end of Mark's version of the story?? "...and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid." Join us for a guided meditation inviting us further into this expected/unexpected end to our series on the gospel of Mark.…
 
What do Luke Skywalker, Erin Brockovich, Harry Potter, Elsa and Anna, Joseph Campbell and Al Pacino have in common? Guest spots in this week's sermon, of course! Beyond the star power, there is a message of finding Hope at the bottom of the Hero's Journey. Check it out! #nocelebritieswereharmedinthemakingofthismessage…
 
We are pleased this week to have Kerry Reimer join us and share with us about his work at Parkland Restorative Justice and P2P. Kerry also shares his thoughts on divine nature, mystical union and more!
 
Salt, fire, and a butcher block. No, it's not barbecue season at Wildwood. Well, it is, but this is definitely not that! Were talking about a bizarre teaching from Jesus, inviting his followers to cut off their arms, get salted, and burn that Eternal Flame (Mark 9:43-50, for realz). Or something like that... it's really quite confusing. Never fear,…
 
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